GENERATION V SHOWDOWN!
by, 1st March 2012 at 10:05 PM (240 Views)
WARNING: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY LONG BLOG.
And I decided not to edit some spelling mistakes, because it's so long.
This is probably the most spiteful blog I have ever written. Naw, I kid, those I have some points in here I stress a LOT. I have never experienced so much anger and frustration while on these forums. Today completely blew it- I am appauled. I have the right to an opinion, and I certainly understand other people also have the right. So when my opinion gets bombarded by hate comments, how about the latter? Yes, I've had my share of lashes toward the other (especially today and the most recent days), but not as harsh as the ones I receive. Why? What topic am I getting critisized by?
Pokemon Black and White, and Generation V all together.
What is my opinion toward Generation V?
It could have been better.
While sitting doing nothing in Driver's Ed. tonight, I though on why I had strong feelings toward the newest set of Pokemon. Why do I despise them? Why do I stress the fact that the other Generations were better? Why? And then, a light clicked in my head.
I knew it was coming.
For previous Generations, I wasn't aware at all that the Japanese got the games earlier, or even that the games were coming until I went to a store and saw the games on a shelf for sale. When being brought to Black & White, I saw what they were going to be like (somewhat) a YEAR before they were released. Then, the hype started. That hype, I suspect, absolutely killed the game for me. It ruined it for me. I wanted to go into a new region without prior knowledge, as I did with Ruby and Sapphire, and Diamond and Pearl. The same is happening with me and Animal Crossing 3DS- I'm seeing the game before the release (again, somewhat), and I'm on the edge of becoming insane.
Another aspect on why I don't like Black ansd White (thanks to OCD): They mixed it up.
We all knew that Pokemon was going to get smart one day and change up the games somehow. That was Generation V. For me, with OCD, I cannot STAND change. I can't. For instance, when some bastard moved my stickers on my window around, I went bashit. And I mean bashit. I was crying, screaming, just a mess. I had those stickers on my window in the EXACT same spot since 3rd grade. This happened in September 2011. When Pokemon blew over with the new games, they sliced my arm off; it felt like I have lost. Like the fandom has lost. Why? I still don't know. I feel, in a way, Pokemon just felt like it could change everything and no one would really give it a second though. Well...I did.
And then...the Pokemon.
They REALLY could have pulled something better off here.
When the first images of the Starter Pokemon came out, I admit I was a bit excited. They looked decent, so I was kind of looking foward to the rest of them. Then their Final Evolutions came out. With Pokabu being another Fire/Fighting, I was really confused on why the living hell would Pokemon would pull something off like that. Then Mijumaru's didn't really...per say, look like the Starter in any shape or form. Sure Torchic doesn't look like Blazkien, but at least they had a good movepool. Tsuarja was okay; the snake thing was cool with me. And then...the rest of the Pokemon came out.
They had really good ideas, I give them that. But the execution on some were completely off. Garbodor, for example...I mean what the fuck. Lazy design, if you ask me. They could've at least put more details on the thing. Though I like Cubchoo, and Victini, and that Chandelier thing however you spell it (though Cubchoo's evolution was basically an Ice rip-off of Ursaring). And then, their names. Some are AMAZING! Some are TERRIBLE! For example, Reshiram is good. Nice flow, just sounds majestic, but then kind of offsets an eerie glow. Then...the whole entite Gear line and Gurrdurr or whatever. Just...why? At least they weren't AS bad as some Generation I Pokemon, or Umbreon's for that matter (Blacky, really?).
And finally, the new games: Black 2 and White 2.
Many people here have already seen the hate I give towards the set of these games. Why do I hate these games? Hmmm...well, for begginers, it messes up the enitre order of Pokemon games, so that stresses me out. Second, the designs for Reshi and Zekru. Reshiram isn't ugly by any means; Zekru...seems like a deformed Digimon being stuck in the wrong dimension. Or, it just seems someone in the design department just photoshopped some pictures of Zekru and KyuKyu together, and since Pokemon was on a strict time budget, they picked out of the hat and ended up with that thing. The Pokemon had so much potential, and they threw it all away, basically. And another thing: They practically just announced Black and White 2, and they're slated for release later in the year. Usually games (such as Black and White) were released about a year after their initial announcement, and these two are on schedule for August in the U.S? For me, it sounds like they're just revamping some parts of the story, maybe adding another plot line for Zekru and Reshi, etc. Or here's an idea I had in my mind: Having the sequels be in Unova, but the time period is years later. New Gym Leaders, maybe some have aged, new E4, stuff along that line. I'm hoping Pokemon doesn't screw around it with it too little. They COULD potentially pull off something huge. But, for now, I'm on the "Meh" side of things.
And then someone implied I was pissed off at these games because I wanted R/S/E remakes, which is NOT TRUE.
I would love remakes, don't get me wrong. But any Pokemon game gets its own time and place for everything (bwaha). Pokemon wanted to switch it up a bit this time around, so no remakes for a while. I guess. Unless Pokemon wants to make a move where they would announce the remakes later in the year, but I doubt that will happen :P At any rate, let the new Generation have its time.
And my little bit on Iris and Cilan: Iris is annoying, Cilan is just scary to watch. I mean, those eyes! Gaah...
Anyhoo, my extremely long segment on Black and White has come to a close. I feel MUCH better now; I might even get off my ass and migrate my Platinum to Black :P But then again, my Black file likes to not be read a lot, so I don't like to mess with it much. And I think that's another reason why I don't like the games (I know, a stupid reason). Why my Black file doesn't get ready by my DSi half the time, I have no clue. But hopefully, it gets better- I have Pokemon on that game since I caught in 2003! I wouldn't want to lose them! Escpecially with that game, no da.
So overall, Black and White had potential, and they still do with their sequels. But man...anticipation kills it for me. But that's what I get for being here, ahaha.
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